What is the traditional Christmas dinner for Italians?

In Northern Italy, Lasagne Bolognese and filled pasta like manicotti and ravioli are traditional Christmas fare. Next comes the main event, the meat. Roasted veal, baked chicken, sausages or braised beef are common Natale entrées worth celebrating.

What are some Italian foods for Christmas?

What are the Most Popular Traditional Italian Foods for Christmas?

  • Pasta – especially ravioli, tortellini, lasagne;
  • Chocolate – chocolate-covered fruits, chocolate bonbons or truffles;
  • Meat – veal and lamb;
  • Vegetables;
  • Cake – panettone, pandoro and panforte most famously;
  • Coffee – it’s Italy after all!

What is a Cajun Christmas dinner?

We’ve had all of those and even Chinese takeout, but for many years we’ve enjoyed a Cajun Christmas dinner. Gumbo, a shrimp or crawfish boil, or red beans and rice always make for a good holiday feast. I am from Biloxi, Mississippi after all, just a short drive away from New Orleans.

What goes with Christmas Gumbo?

What to Serve with Gumbo: 10 Tasty Side Dishes

  • Rice. It’s probably the most traditional thing served with gumbo, and for good reason.
  • Cornbread. Just like gumbo, cornbread is a staple in Southern cuisine.
  • Hush Puppies.
  • Cheese Bread.
  • Potato Salad.
  • Okra.
  • Corn on the Cob.
  • Fresh Salad.

Do Sicilians do the 7 fishes?

One Sicilian-American tradition in particular was easy and fun to continue with our family. It is called “The Feast of the Seven Fishes” in the US but simply “La Vigilia,” (the vigil) in southern Italy. As the name suggests, this tradition literally involves making seven (or more) types of fish on Christmas Eve.

What’s on Giada De Laurentiis’s Christmas platter?

Giada’s meat-and-cheese platter serves up to a dozen people and features rich prosciutto, bresaola dressed up with olive oil and lemon, plus cheeses cut in the shape of Christmas trees and stars, and fresh melon. Panettone is an Italian sweet bread often studded with candied fruits, and here it gives Giada’s big-batch bread pudding a rich base.

Does Giada De Laurentiis serve crostini with soup?

Instead of serving a wedge of crusty bread alongside her garlic-laced soup, Giada floats a toasty piece of crostini right on top in the bowl. She layers the bread with a bit of fragrant sage and then a sprinkle of creamy fontina for extra richness.

What goes well with Giada De Laurentiis’Green Green Green pasta?

For a splash of red color to complement the seasonal green, there are dried cranberries, offering a welcome bite of chewy texture. Quick enough to make on a weeknight yet impressive enough for a holiday supper, Giada’s comforting pasta comes together with tender shrimp and a wine-laced tomato-cream sauce for flavors that are both bright and hearty.

What is Giada De Laurentiis’ stuffing made of?

In place of traditional bacon and white bread, Giada opts for pancetta, an Italian cured bacon, plus day-old ciabatta bread, which is just the right texture to absorb the flavors of the stuffing. She bakes the stuffing in two parts: first covered so the inside can heat through, then uncovered so the top turns crisp and golden.